EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES IN TRADE & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EAST, CENTRAL & HORN OF AFRICA

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TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. TMEA operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States of America. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC), institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

TMEA, with an annual expenditure of around US$100 million, is a leading aid-for-trade facility globally. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with vibrant and successful operations in EAC-Arusha, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The first phase of TMEA delivered exceptional results which directly contributed to substantial  gains  in  East  Africa’s  trade  and  regional economic integration contributing to reduced transit times, improved border efficiency, and reduced barriers to trade.

We are now in the second phase and we aim to deliver even more large-scale impact to maximise the potential benefits of aid-for-trade interventions which lead to sustainable and inclusive prosperity through job creation, poverty reduction and enhanced economic welfare.

We are looking for high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professionals to join our team in the positions below.

Senior Director, Trade Environment

The Senior Director, Trade Environment will be responsible  for  ensuring  programme  quality  and  delivery  of  TMEA’s   portfolio around Trade Environment, related  to  “reducing  barriers  to  trade’’.  In  particular,  s/he  will  ensure  that  TMEA’s   objectives, and associated strategic impacts, outcomes and outputs, are achieved around: improving the standards regime; implementing a Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) programme; improving trade processes and systems, including Information and Communications Technology (ICT); and improving the trade regulatory environment, including reduction of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs).

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Economics, Development Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance, Management or other related fields with at least 15 years’ relevant working experience, OR a postgraduate degree with at least 13 years’ relevant experience. S/he will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in leading the development and delivery of trade improvement initiatives and trade-related capacity development programmes to enhance the capacities of developing countries in trade policy development, formulation and implementation of trade reforms, regional integration, and support to national governments. In addition, s/he will have a minimum of seven years’ relevant leadership and management experience.

Senior Director, Transport

Transport, related to “improved sustained efficiency and capacity of transport infrastructure”. S/he will ensure that TMEA’s  strategic  objective  of  reduced  infrastructure-related trade barriers, and associated strategic impacts, outcomes and  outputs  are  achieved,  aligning  infrastructure  and  international  trade  practices  and  goals  to  TMEA’s  strategy.  S/he   will ensure that the linkages between trade facilitation and infrastructure development are mainstreamed across all aspects  of  TMEA’s  work and clearly linked to organisational objectives at both the national and regional levels.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Development Studies, Economics, International Trade or other relevant disciplines with at least 15 years’ relevant working experience, OR a postgraduate degree with at least 13 years’ relevant experience. S/he will have  a  minimum  of  10  years’  experience  in leading the development and delivery of infrastructure programmes, particularly those related to surface transport, and trade and trade facilitation development programmes to enhance the capacities of developing countries in trade policy development, formulation and implementation trade reforms, regional integration, and support to national governments. In addition, s/he will have a minimum of seven years’ relevant leadership and management experience.

Programme Manager, Transport

The Programme Manager provides support in the management of the Regional Transport Programme. S/he is responsible for providing programmatic support in the planning, implementation and reporting of the TMEA Regional Transport programme.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Transport Economics, Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance or related field with at least 10 years’ relevant work experience OR a post-graduate degree with at least eight years’ relevant work experience. In addition, s/he will have a minimum of three years’ relevant management experience and at least five years’ continuous programme management experience in transport infrastructure programmes.

Results Manager

The Results Manager will be the intellectual and operational lead in their area(s) of responsibility, covering all aspects of the monitoring, evaluation and learning system across TMEA. This will ensure that timely and accurate information is available to TMEA on progress against the achievement of results.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in International Development, Social Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Public or Business Administration/Management, with at least 10 years’ relevant work experience OR a post-graduate degree with at least eight years’ relevant work experience in supporting development organisations in East Africa with the design and implementation of M&E systems. In addition, s/he will have a minimum of three years’ relevant management experience.

                      This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Manager, IMPACT and Research

The Manager, IMPACT and Research, will lead in coordinating activities  related  to  TMEA’s  research  agenda,  including   managing the IMPACT model, overseeing and supporting project teams on data collection and research activities, managing and working with consultants and research partners, overseeing policy and scientific convenings, data and research coordination, and dissemination.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline, including Economics, Public Policy, International development, Political Science, with a bias in International Trade, Trade Policy and Economic Development and at least seven years’ relevant experience in an academic, non-profit, or social enterprise setting OR a postgraduate degree with five years’ relevant experience. In addition, s/he will have at  least  3  years’  experience  as a data analyst in social science disciplines.

                      This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Programme Officer, Uganda Country Programme

The Programme Officer will support the country team with coordination of the project cycle management functions and with development and management of appropriate mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation. The Programme Officer will be expected to manage communications requirements for the country programme, and support with management of project-related safeguard requirements.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Communication, Business Administration, Development Studies or related field with at least five years’ relevant work experience OR postgraduate degree with at least three years’ relevant work experience.

                   This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.

Programme Officer, Ethiopia Country Programme

The Programme Officer will support the country team with development and coordination of project cycle management activities across the Ethiopia Country Programme portfolio, including during project design and formulation, mobilisation, implementation, and closure. S/he will ensure the development and management of appropriate mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation. The Programme Officer will be expected to manage communications requirements for the country programme, and support with management of project-related safeguard requirements. The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Communication, Business Administration, Development Studies or related field with at least five years of relevant work experience OR postgraduate degree with at least three years’ relevant work experience.

This position is open to Ethiopian nationals only.

Programme Officer, Environment & Climate Change

The Programme Officer, Climate Change and Environment will support the management and integration of climate and environment  considerations  into  TMEA’s  work.  S/he  will  work  closely with programme teams under the respective strategic Outcomes at regional and country level. The Programme Officer will ensure that projects practices are in line with  TMEA’s  policies  and  guidelines,  national  policies  and  regulations, and international best practice.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Climate Change, Environment Transport, Energy, Natural Resources, Engineering or a related field with at least three   years’   experience working on climate change and environment OR a Diploma with at least five years’  work  experience.

                   This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Application details

The detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on our website www.trademarkea.com.

These positions are available on contract to 30 June 2020 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through http://www.trademarkea.com/work-with-us/ by Friday, 12 April 2019, 5.00pm Kenyan time. Attach your cover letter and detailed CV, including details of your qualifications, experience, and present position. Your application should also include a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, and names and contact details of three referees. Interviews will be conducted in May and June 2019.